Originally Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat by Melissa Meeks
(Vintage Romance Publishing May 30, 2008)
I read both this book and its precursor in a matter of 3 or 4 days as I had trouble putting them down. I've always been fascinated with WWII and that period of world history though most historical novels and my preferred reading to date have been character driven stories where the details of history occur as needed. This book however provides much more historical detail and some of which I never really knew the extent of though I knew it was terrible. The characters still move the story along but instead of making things happen they make choices due to the situations they are confronted by within this era of war and trial. I learned much about this time period and the atrocities of the war that was previously very vague to me despite reading numerous books set during that time. Be sure to read Copper Fire to see how Louisa, Robert and their family deal with the aftermath of the war and maneuver all the changes it has brought to their lives. Check out this book and it's prequel Copper Star for a very in-depth look at WWII and its effects in America as well as how those within the Christian faith might have responded to the situations they witnessed firsthand both in Europe and here at home. (ISBN#9780981559209, 296 pp, $14.99)
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